MENIFEE (CBSLA.com) — A missing boy’s 16-year-old half-brother was arrested Wednesday in connection to the discovery of a body near the child’s Menifee home.
The official search for 11-year-old Terry Smith, who was last seen Saturday night, was suspended around 1:30 a.m. when a volunteer search group came across possible human remains.
“We were hoping it wasn’t him, that it was a mistake,” a volunteer in the group said.
Images from Sky2 showed investigators removing a body from a shallow grave approximately 75 feet from the family’s home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane just before noon.
While authorities are yet to confirm the identity of the body, KNX’s 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports the body is of a male juvenile.